Posted on: June 23, 2022
The Chihuahua Hill mural was done by Los Angeles artist Carlos Callejo, with input from residents who helped to both develop the images and themes and to paint it.
Cultural identity is the overarching theme driving the current exhibits and series of public programs at the Silver City Museum - Arte Chicano and The Chihuahua Hill History Project. Each offers a unique focal point f...Read on...
Posted on: June 8, 2022
I got my chance to learn about bootlegging in Chihuahua Hill while interviewing a woman named Mary who divulged to me in a hushed whisper, “My grandma was a bootlegger.”
by Javier Marrufo
Posted on: May 30, 2022
Henry Boyer Ailman’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on in the stately Victorian home which houses the Silver City Museum. The boom and bust cycles he overcame and succumbed to in a region dominated by mining and ranching continue to this day.
by Lisa Jimenez
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Writer Denise Chávez' unique take on Billy the Kid...
By Denise Chávez
As a Sureña, a Southern New Mexican, my life is full of the Legend and Lore of this place I call home. As a writer I have been followed by the Ghost of Billy the Kid for years and now claim him as S...Read on...
Posted on: April 14, 2021
How infamous lady outlaw Belle Starr won the Game of Thrones in the Wild Wild West.
Belle Starr really knew how to get out of a jam.
Born a southern aristocrat, she became a scout for the ruthless Bill Quantrill’s guerillas in the Civil War.
She had an illegitimate child with a roving brigand before “settling ...Read on...
Books on Women of the West
Posted on: February 22, 2021
As another Black History Month crosses the calendar, many across the nation are taking a look at the tragedies and triumphs of the African-American experience, from slavery to Selma, from Harlem to Atlanta. But what about the Black history of the West?
by Jo Lutz
As another Black History Month crosses the calendar, many across the nation are taking a look at the tragedies and triumphs of the African-American experience, from past to present, slavery to Selma, Jim Crow to Martin Luther King. From Harlem t...Read on...